Multiscale fanned-fret instruments have been around for quite some time, and the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop performed extensive R & D in creating our multiscale guitars. The advantage of a multiscale fanned-fret instrument over a traditional instrument is that the lower baritone strings have a greater string tension thanks to the longer scale length found on that side of the fretboard, while allowing faster playing on the treble side, which has a more traditional scale. However, because of the different gauges of strings used in conjunction with the varying scale length, the lower strings will produce more defined sounds, and the entire instrument will produce more consistent tone. Kiesel Guitars offers a variety of multiscale fanned-fret guitars, in six-string, seven-string and eight-string neck-through, bolt-on neck and headless configurations. Standard passive Kiesel Lithium pickups, Hipshot™ solo saddles, and a huge assortment of body & neck woods, fingerboard woods, inlays, fretwire and other USA Custom Shop options allow you to create the instrument you want, versus the one the retailer has on the shelf, and thanks to our factory-direct pricing, you’ll pay less. Check out all of Kiesel Guitars’ multiscale instruments, and let us build your next masterpiece.
Aries Series multiscale guitars are bolt-on neck instruments, with a standard alder body and maple neck. The neck heel is sculpted for easy playing high on the fingerboard, and the neck is attached to the body with 4 bolts in ferrules versus a metal neck plate to reduce weight and further improve playability. Loaded with passive Kiesel Lithium humbuckers, the Aries multiscale guitars are available in 6, 7 and 8 string versions, as well as non-multiscale variants.
Vader Series headless multiscale guitars are ultra-compact, lightweight, and aggressively designed. At only about 31″ long, Vader guitars are ideal are travel guitars or for use on crowded stages or in crowded studios. Despite their small size, each neck-through Vader multiscale has a full-sized fingerboard, with similar dimensions are our other multiscale instruments. Like the Aries, Vader multiscale guitars are available in 6, 7 and 8 string versions, as well as non-multiscale versions, as well as standard and short-scale bass models.
The DCM Series are our newest multiscale instruments, and are based on the long-running DC guitars. These neck-through instruments have a standard alder body and maple neck, and are available with a full compliment of Kiesel Custom Shop options. The DCM Series are offered in 6, 7 and 8 string versions.
Kiesel 70th Anniversary K-Series multiscale guitars are our flagship instruments, and are available with many premium features and options not found on other Kiesel Custom Shop guitars. Because of the level of customization available on these models, K-Series guitars are only available by calling Kiesel Guitars at (858) GUITARS.
All Kiesel Custom Shop guitars are made in the USA at our southern California facility, and are covered by a 5-year warranty and 10-day, no risk in-home trial period. Design and order your new Kiesel instrument today, and discover the best-kept secret in the music business!